Jurgen Klopp is widely believed to be the new manager for Liverpool after the club sacked Brendan Rodgers on Sunday. Now he’s getting praised by a former player of his and the German national team coach.
Klopp has been taking his time to take on a new challenge since he left Borussia Dortmund after last season. Klopp is expected to be announced as the new Liverpool manager before the end of the week.
The German manager is being hailed as one of the better available coaches in the game. German international Mats Hummel, one of his former players at Dortmund, had only good things to say about his former manager.
“There is no doubt he is a fantastic coach, a great coach,” Hummels told The Liverpool Echo.
“When people put their minds to the question about what he is going to do post Dortmund, then clubs like Liverpool had to enter the frame.
“He lives, breathes and thinks football day after day. He is a fantastic addition to any side and I will certainly keep my fingers crossed for the next step in his career.”
Hummels isn’t the only praising Klopp, as German national team manager Joachim Low believes that Klopp and Liverpool would make a good pair.
“I think there are strong parallels between Dortmund and Liverpool with the passion and size of their support,” Low said. “I think it is a good fit.
“I’m not party to the negotiations between Liverpool and Mr Klopp, so I don’t know how they are progressing, but if an agreement can be reached it will be good for both.
“Mr Klopp, if you look back, was fantastically successful, exceptionally successful at Dortmund. He unleashed a lot of emotion in Dortmund supporters and he can do the same for Liverpool.